(IAAC) Obj: NGC 175 - Inst: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster Dob

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11022002/0243ut
Location of site: Camp Reeves, NC (Lat 35:20.8, Elev 600')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 175
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBab
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 12.9B  size 2.1' x 1.8'
Position: RA 00:37.3  DEC -19:56
120X - NGC 175 islocated between 2 brightest stars in the FOV. It appears
symetrically oval with a brighter Bar and Core. It is easy with direct vision.
220X - NGC 175 shows the halo as a oval object with a bar that seems to extend
beyond the edge of the halo a small amount. The bar is divided by a very
slightly diffuse symetrically round core that is about 1/6 the major axis  of
the apparent halo. I say apparent because the NGC catalog data shows the halo
to be outlined by spiral arms that are brighter than the halo's disc, but I
can't detect even a hint of them. However this is a small, but intresting object
that's very pretty  when viewed in dark sky conditions.
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